Moments after breaking the news about Tobias Rieder’s professional tryout, CapFriendly reported another veteran forward has been given a training-camp invitation. Scott Wilson has signed a PTO with the Seattle Kraken, where he will compete to receive an NHL contract with the expansion franchise.
Wilson, 29, failed to play a single game for the Florida Panthers last season, spending more time on the taxi squad than anywhere else. He did get into eight games with the Syracuse Crunch, scoring three points, but it’s been years since he was a regular at the NHL level.
In 2016-17, Wilson racked up 26 points with the Pittsburgh Penguins and then was a regular for the team in the postseason all the way to the Stanley Cup. Since then it has been a struggle, with just 19 points in 90 combined games.
Even if he does earn a contract with the Kraken, it will almost certainly be a two-way deal. Unlike some other organizations, the Kraken have limited spots in the minor leagues because of their current situation. They are sharing the Charlotte Checkers and are expected to send only between eight and 12 players to the AHL roster. It’s certainly not going to be an easy battle for Wilson to land a spot in Seattle, but a PTO there will showcase him to the rest of the league as well.